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Le Carre's latest-which revolves around a breakaway attempt by Chechnya and a former British agent's attempt to track down his double-crossing old protege-was a PW bestseller for 13 weeks.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.
YA?Another tautly written, well-researched spy novel from LeCarre. The Cold War is over. The Russians are our friends. Consequently, spy handler Tim "Timbo" Cranmer and his specially groomed double agent, Larry Pettifer, are put out to pasture. Tim, a somewhat stolid and unimaginative civil-servant type, has removed himself and his much younger mistress, Emma, to his late uncle's vineyard in Somerset, while the idealistic Larry is uncomfortably ensconced as a professor at Bath University. Then Larry and Emma disappear. They have apparently run off together. They have also apparently relieved the Russians of more than 30 million pounds. The British police, guessing at Tim's previous occupation, and the Russians, knowing it, suspect Tim's active participation in, or at least knowledge of, the scheme. All parties concerned attempt to force him to reveal the whereabouts of the fugitives, which he honestly does not know. He does, however, still possess some of the skills of his former profession, and in a suspenseful journey through England, France, and finally Russia, he tracks down his friends while eluding his followers. In the process, readers learn much about the dissident Russian regions and some pre-and post-Stalinist history. An engrossing, exciting spy story.?Susan H. Woodcock, King's Park Library, Burke, VA
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Back in 1992, after the collapse of the USSR, it seemed to most people that a period of cooperation between former enemies was being ushered in. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Hamilton Beck
This books commands serious attention to understand its contents. It's not just about another fiction that you can read at leisure. Read morePublished 5 months ago by ALAM
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Le Carre does it again! And this one has a hopeful message. After guiding his protege through the soul-stealing business of spying, Timothy retires to his comfortable Somerset... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Joyce Turel
OUR GAME, John Le Carre
A Tale (unfortunately) for all Time
John Le Carre's books have always been a delight to me and I did not hesitated when I... Read more
I've mainly listened to Le Carre - David Case [or which other name he uses] is the only clunker and should be avoided, much as one avoids kids' television programs [Barney et al]. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Saint Exupery